Dalhousie University

Where have all the swallows gone?

Extinction: the permanent loss of a species. It is deeply troubling—and scientists and birdwatchers are ringing the alarm about a bird species that only a few decades ago was widespread and very common.

Jul 23, 2014
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Uncovering secrets of the oceans' "engines"

They're small, but boy are they mighty. The microbes (or microorganisms) living in our oceans are actually too small to see with the naked eye, but they pack a punch when it comes to their portfolio. Not ...

Jun 30, 2014
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Understanding migrant labour in Canada

Though it's not quite the hot-button issue it is in the United States, Canada has been wrestling with migrant labour since well before Confederation. The country has seen wave after wave of immigration, with ...

Oct 09, 2014
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The promise and risks of big data

To its proponents, big data offers a big promise: insight into complex—and critically important—questions in health care, science, business and more. But its detractors say it poses big risks for individual ...

May 30, 2014
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